kentuckyCMS and ONC invited the public to submit comments on the recently released notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would allow providers participating in the EHR Incentive Programs to use the 2011 Edition or 2014 Edition of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) for the 2014 reporting year.

If finalized, the proposal would allow providers to meet Stage 1 or Stage 2 of meaningful use with EHRs certified to the 2011 or 2014 Edition criteria or a combination of both Editions. The proposed rule also includes a provision that would formalize CMS and ONC’s recommended timeline to extend Stage 2 through 2016. If finalized, the earliest a provider would participate in Stage 3 of meaningful use would be 2017. 

In response to the NPRM, the Kentucky Collaborative Meaningful Use Workgroup completed the collective comments document and submitted it to CMS on July 14, 2014. 

Read Kentucky’s NPRM Comments.

We would like to thank everyone who provided comments and assisted in the development of this document.  Few states compare with Kentucky and our collaborative spirit! This document is a testament to our unrelenting commitment to the healthcare providers of the Commonwealth!